PRESTUS?

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  1. Wim

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    Hi All, just after new year, my last stove-purchase of 2012 arrived at my humble castle. I think it is a French stove, but am not sure so I post it in the mysterious section. If anyone out there can tell me more about it, be my guest!
    The thing is biiiiiiig when compared to other twin-burner ranges. Construction is stamped sheet, not cast but pretty thick sheet was used. As you can see, the fount is also laaaaarge! Both burners (I'm quite sure this is a petrol/white gas thing) have their own vapo/generator so no master & slave intercourse here! The castings are aluminium. Both knobs are missing, and I'm rather puzzled as to what is the function of the central tap. Everything is rock-solid seized up so a lot of creeeeeeping oil will be needed I guess. Also the filler plug/air pump nozzle is gone on permanent leave. Enough blabla, enjoy the photo's! (For obvious reasons, no flameshots as of yet.....)

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    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Hello Wim.

    What a nice looking stove you have there. :mrgreen:
    At a guess, :-k I think that the valve in the center would shut off fuel to one burner or the other if it was not in use. Probally a safety feature in case of a leak.
    Where it is positioned in your photo, I looks like it is set to supply both burners.

    John
     
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    Another beauty Wim, you are on a roll.
     
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    A further indication as to it's probable french origin are the "brevets" numbers found on the fount's attaching strips; these are 689954, 38422, 706364, 692402 and 294395.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Hello Wim & All,

    An Prestus arrived here, but its a little bit different to Yours. Interessting System with 1/4 Gear for full open. Filler Cap is lost and have Anybody an Idea for what the Cap on the left Side is?

    Cheers Peter

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    Hi Peter,

    size wise both look to be the same, but the burners are clearly different! I think both run (or, should I say 'ran'? :-k ;) ) on white gas/gasoline/Coleman fuel. Have you found any further info on the stove as to where it was made? It puzzles me no one seems to have heard of the marque. So far I have not done anything to mine, it just sits there waiting... :oops: .

    Best regards,

    Wim

    PS., just tried to google once more for more info, the only link that connected "PRESTUS" or "PRESTUS FRANCE" with stoves was leading to.....this post! :roll:
     
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    Giving this thread a bump, as I've relieved Wim of this lovely stove and would appreciate any pics of the missing parts , if anyone has any :D
    Guess at worst I could copy the above knobs :-k
    Cheers
     
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    I thought you'd have that going by now Ray. ;)
     
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    Bah I wish ](*,) I have the premises, tooling, machinery etc its time I'm extremely short of :doh:
    ( hope your getting on ok with the mill [-o< )
     
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    You'll get there mate. :thumbup:

    The mills in place, motor runs, I just need a belt. Will check to see what we have in stock at work. [-o< :lol:
     
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    image.jpg Made a start today, but not long into the strip down , I found a couple of cracks which will probably mean, blasting off the chrome to prepare the area for re soldering ](*,):doh:I'd of loved to of kept the chrome, oh well :-({|=

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    Fingers crossed aye :roll:
     
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    @Lampenkueche @Wim

    have Anybody an Idea for what the Cap on the left Side is?


    Yes Peter, it appears to be an NRV, that you attach a pump to





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    Prestus is french, a brand of Ekinox
    EKINOX, 70 bis, avenue Jean-Jaurès, Gargan-Livry (S.-et-O.).